November 2017 Archives

One day in November

On Saturday (25th November), the London Perl Workshop (LPW) was held at the University of Westminster. It was a free-to-attend one-day conference that three tracks of talks and one of tutorials. It was also the first in the post-Mark Keating age. This is the report of this year's organising team: Katherine, Lee, Neil, Pete, and Rick.

In brief, the talks went down well and everyone seemed to enjoy themself. Read on for more!

London Perl Workshop - talk schedule

We're excited, and relieved, to have published the talk schedule for the London Perl Workshop.

Update: A one-page printable version of the schedule is available now.

Moar Update: Matt Trout is ill and won't be there; JJ Allen has stepped in with a talk on GDPR, and I'll give a talk on the PAUSE Operating Model.

Read on for an outline of the schedule, and a summary of the talks and tutorials!

Beer and friends from tomorrow evening at the London Perl Workshop

How exciting! The London Perl Workshop is this Saturday, and as you may or may not know, it's not just London's premier Perl event, it's also London's premier social event! It's not to late to register to attend, for free!

Pre-Workshop Drinks


Perl and the Operating System at the London Perl Workshop, 25th of November

One of the strengths of both Perl -- and our talk schedule -- is a diversity of ideas. We see this in the rich depth of Perl libraries on the CPAN, in the large variety of places Perl is deployed, and in the many ways people use Perl to make their lives easier.

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Human Perl at the London Perl Workshop November 25th

There's more to Perl than perl. There are Perl people, there's a smattering of Perl philosophy, and there are many other peculiarities on the Perl periphery. This year's London Perl Workshop will have some great talks on Perl-y subjects that don't just focus on the language itself!

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Shiny New Toys at the London Perl Workshop, Nov 25th

Who doesn't like shiny things? I love shiny things. The London Perl Workshop loves shiny things. CV-Library, this post's sponsor, loves shiny things. So if you come to the London Perl Workshop, Nov 25th, you'll learn about some shiny things.

Shiny Things!


Perl and Testing at the London Perl Workshop, sponsored by Perl Careers


One of the major strengths of Perl is the strong focus on automated testing and the pervasiveness of software testing tools on the CPAN. As you'd expect, London Perl Workshop on the 25th of November will have talks on testing!

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Ooo! Ahh! The deadline for Lightning Talks for the London Perl Workshop is Monday

Fast, often loud, and the finale of the London Perl Workshop, lightning talks share a lot in common with the fireworks lighting up our skies this weekend.

The response to the call for longer talk submissions has already been amazing, so we’re not going to be able to squeeze in any unscheduled talks this year, but if you didn't submit a full talk proposal in time, you can still participate with a lightning talk!

So, if you have a proposal just waiting to explode (see what I did there? ;) submit it on or before this coming Monday, the 6th November at And, see our previous post for hints and tips on how to make your 5 minute lightning talk go with a bang!

About London Perl Workshop

user-pic The London Perl Workshop (LPW) is a free one-day technical conference in Central London, UK. This year LPW will be on Saturday 25th November 2017.